Purple plea to churches for awareness day

A charity has launched an appeal to light churches purple for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

The Fibro Flare Awareness Group creates awareness of fibromyalgia, a long-term chronic condition that causes pain all over the body, in the UK. Most medical conditions have their own awareness days, ribbons and colours. Fibromyalgia’s is purple.

The charity is reaching out to public buildings and churches to help for one evening – May 12 – to light up the external walls to create more awareness for the common and debilitating condition.

Turning churches purple can be done by using theatrical lighting ‘gels’, available online, pegged over existing ground level lights and illuminations.

If you would like to help, email trustee Sian Phillips at sian@sianfiddle.co.uk, or chair Beth Urmston at  fibroflaremag1@outlook.com